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ONE CEO says Stamp Fairtex vs Anissa Meksen is now more compelling than ever

Photo Credits: ONE Championship
Photo Credits: ONE Championship

ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong still wants to see Stamp Fairtex square off with Anissa Meksen. The duo was originally scheduled to scrap in the promotion’s first women’s mixed-rules superfight at ONE Fight Night 6 on Prime Video, but Meksen no-showed the weigh-ins.

Meksen cited a family emergency for her lack of attendance, but her no-showing has only appeared to grow the animosity between Meksen and Stamp Fairtex. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, the ONE CEO shared his thoughts on Anissa Meksen and the possibility of seeing the two women warriors meet inside the Circle down the line:

“Like I said, Anissa [Meksen] is pound-for-pound the greatest female striker. Of course we’ve never seen her against Janet Todd or Allycia so that’s a big question mark. But I’m talking about her historical track record of success."

He added:

“I think Anissa’s 34, I think around there. You know there’s a lot of moving parts I need to sit down with the team and, it takes two to tango right? You need all the elements together. What I do find very interesting and why I’m interested in Anissa vs. Stamp is there’s genuine bad blood now. There’s genuine heated emotion, and I always find that makes better viewership."

He continued:

“And as long as you don’t cross the line like family, and politics, and religion, and stuff like that. Both sides have their beef, and both sides have legitimate beef and you know it went up a notch because Anissa was a no-show for the weigh-ins and for the fight. I understand Stamp’s perspective. I also understand Anissa’s perspective."

He concluded:

“I’d love for them to meet at some point.”

Watch the interview below:

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Stamp Fairtex calls Anissa Meksen unprofessional following ONE Fight Night 6 no-show

Stamp Fairtex has little interest in competing against Anissa Meksen after their ONE Fight Night 6 showdown had to be scrapped at the last minute. Instead, Stamp stepped into the Circle against Anna ‘Supergirl’ Jaroonsak in a kickboxing showcase. While the fight between Stamp and ‘Supergirl’ was highly entertaining, fans were left disappointed in the sudden change.

Following her split decision win over Jaroonsak, Stamp Fairtex revealed that she had little interest in fighting Meksen in the future due to the perceived unprofessionalism:

“I am not really looking forward to fighting Anissa because I consider this unprofessional and I would think that the next fight she would also be unprofessional like this, and it would affect me badly in a negative way,” Stamp told the South China Morning post.

Following her win, Stamp avoided mentioning Anissa Meksena and instead called for a fight against either Janet Todd or Allycia Hellen Rodrigues.

“For Allycia Rodrigues and Janet Todd, I called them out because I want to reclaim my world titles in Muay Thai and kickboxing.”

Watch her last fight below:

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